A moment later, Yang Kai returned with a bowl of white rice and handed it to Zhao Ya.
Zhao Ya took it and looked up at him, “Just one bowl?”
“Not enough?” Yang Kai frowned.
“But there’s still Brother Xiaobai!”
Zhao Yebai quickly shook his head, “I’m fine, I’m not hungry.”
Zhao Ya looked at Yang Kai pitifully, “Master, can you give me an extra bowl?”
“No!” Yang Kai said before turning around and leaving.
“Stingy!” Zhao Ya was about to die from anger. Not only did this master of hers have no humanity, he was also extremely stingy. However, she still had food to eat, her impression of him was extremely bad. If she had known this would happen, she wouldn’t have taken him as her master. An adult bullying two children was simply outrageous.
After a round of pushing and shoving, the two children wolfed down a bowl of white rice. Although they were still not full after eating, at least they had some strength.
On the Void Continent, spring passed and autumn came, summer came and winter came, year after year.
Zhao Ya’s talent was extraordinary, and many of Seven Star Square’s high-level executives had placed high hopes on her, thinking that with her aptitude, her road of cultivation would definitely be smooth, and it wouldn’t be long before she broke through to the Emperor Realm.
However, after ten years, Zhao Ya had only reached the True Element Stage.
The path of martial arts was divided into Tempered Body, Initial Element, Qi Transformation, Separation and Reunion, True Element, Immortal Ascension, Transcendent, Saint, Saint King, Origin Returning, Origin King, Dao Source, Emperor Realm. There were a total of thirteen stages.
Although the speed of reaching True Element Stage in ten years wasn’t slow, it was still a test of one’s aptitude.
One had to know that Miao Feiping, who had joined Seven Star Square in the same batch, was now a Transcendent, two entire realms ahead of Zhao Ya.
When the news spread, everyone thought that the Seven Star Square master who lived on Azure Jade Peak had misled his disciple. Although his cultivation was high, he didn’t know how to teach his disciple. It wasn’t as if there weren’t such people in this world. Although he knew how to cultivate, he wasn’t necessarily a good teacher. Such a fine piece of jade was not polished by him, causing them to feel pity for the talent.
As for the servant Zhao Yebai who had entered Azure Jade Peak with Zhao Ya, he had long been forgotten by everyone. Only the disciples of Seven Star Square could often see Zhao Yebai bustling about.
Ten years had passed, and the seven or eight year old child was now a seventeen or eighteen year old youth. After more than ten years of living as a servant, Zhao Yebai’s figure had become vigorous and his eyes had become spirited.
At the bottom of Azure Jade Peak, next to the pool, Zhao Yebai rushed over with two large buckets filled with water. Before he could leave, he saw a group of people walking over.
These people were all disciples of Seven Star Square, and one of them was a young man with red lips and white teeth. He was surrounded by a crowd of people, and he was only a few years older than Zhao Yebai. Waving a folding fan in his hand, he walked straight towards him.
Hearing the noise, Zhao Yebai looked up and his face froze.
The group of people gathered around Zhao Yebai, intentionally or unintentionally. The young man folded his folding fan and stuck it behind his head before casually turning to Zhao Yebai and asking, “Did you hand over what I asked you to pass to Junior Sister Xiao Ya?”
Zhao Yebai scratched his head, “I did.”
The young man raised his brow, “You gave it to her in person?”
“En,” Zhao Yebai nodded.
The young man asked excitedly, “What did Junior Sister Xiao Ya say?”
Zhao Yebai replied, “Nothing.”
The young man was stunned for a moment before asking, “Did Junior Sister see it?”
“Truth or lies?” Zhao Yebai asked carefully.
The young man glared, “Of course the truth!”
Zhao Yebai quickly replied, “She didn’t look at it, just tore it up and told me to ignore you next time!”
The young man’s expectant expression immediately became one of infinite disappointment, and even his complexion became somewhat pale, as if he had suffered a heavy blow.
“Senior Brother Liu,” Zhao Yebai called out, “I still need to fetch water, I’ll be leaving first.”
The youth surnamed Liu came back to his senses and grit his teeth, “You must have said something bad, otherwise how could Junior Sister tear that letter without even looking!”
The last time he had seen his Junior Sister, she had smiled at him. If it wasn’t because she had no interest in him, how could she have smiled so sweetly?
Zhao Yebai quickly waved his hand and said, “I didn’t, I didn’t say anything. I only told her that this was given to her by Senior Brother Liu, and then Xiao Ya asked if it's some Senior Brother Niu or Senior Brother Dog…”
“You’re still trying to deny it!” Senior Brother Liu was furious and waved his hand, “Beat him up!”
Zhao Yebai immediately crouched down and curled up his body, “Don’t hit my face!”
His movements were so skillful that it was obvious he had experienced many battles.
Over the years, as she grew older, Zhao Ya’s appearance became more beautiful. When all of the Senior and Junior Brothers in the Sect were fortunate enough to meet her, how could they not be tempted?
Unfortunately, Zhao Ya usually lived deep in Azure Jade Peak and rarely left the mountain, so many of her fellow disciples couldn’t even dream of having a good look at her. As a result, Zhao Yebai, who was constantly rushing around the mountain, became the best messenger.
Zhao Yebai didn’t know how many of these letters had been passed to him, but each time they were torn apart by Zhao Ya.
Initially, the Senior and Junior Brothers were still concerned about the prestige of the Supreme Elder on Azure Jade Peak and didn’t dare do anything to Zhao Yebai. This little brat said he was a servant of Azure Jade Peak, but even if they wanted to beat a dog, they had to look at its master first.
But later, everyone discovered that the Supreme Elder really didn’t care about Zhao Yebai’s life and death, so they all felt relieved. Because of this, Zhao Yebai suffered quite a bit.
Fortunately, the one who attacked had a sense of pity and wouldn’t use any heavy blows. Everyone knew that Zhao Yebai was just a commoner who had never cultivated before, so when they beat him up, they would only exert a bit of their strength, never using the strength of a cultivator.
With a loud bang, dust flew up and Zhao Yebai was beaten black and blue.
“What are you doing!?” An angry shout rang out as a burly young man rushed out from the forest, carrying with him a violent force that scattered the surrounding disciples around Zhao Yebai. Many of them were unable to dodge in time and fell to the ground.
Senior Brother Liu stared over and called out, “Miao Feiping!”
The person who had arrived was Miao Feiping, who had joined the Sect at the same time as Zhao Ya and was also from the Seven Stars Collection. Currently, his cultivation was already at the Transcendent Stage, and among his fellow disciples around the same age, his cultivation was far ahead of everyone else’s. He was also highly regarded by the Sect’s upper echelons, and his cultivation resources were freely provided to him. Even his Senior Brothers, who had been around him for many years, had a lower cultivation than him.
Miao Feiping stretched out his hand and pulled Zhao Yebai up, glancing him up and down before asking, “Are you alright?”
Zhao Yebai grinned, “It’s fine, all of them are just joking with me.”
Miao Feiping said exasperatedly, “You’ve already been beaten up so badly, yet you still want to joke around with me? You can still laugh?”
“Should i cry?” Zhao Yebai smirked.
Miao Feiping coldly snorted and turned to look at Senior Brother Liu, “No matter what, you're all elite disciples of Seven Star Square. How can so many people bully an ordinary person who has never cultivated before?”
Senior Brother Liu and the others remained silent, not daring to answer. None of them had higher cultivation than Miao Feiping, and their status in the Sect couldn’t be compared to Miao Feiping, who was highly regarded by the Elders, so how could they dare to speak back? If they really angered him, even if they were beaten up, it would be for nothing. Their masters would definitely not stand up for them.
“A bunch of cowards who only bully the weak and fear the strong. Even if I beat you up, it would dirty my hands, but if I don’t teach you a lesson, someone will.”
When Senior Brother Liu heard this, not only was he not surprised, he even showed a look of joy.
Miao Feiping was annoyed and waved his hand, “Scram!”
The group of people quickly disappeared.
After everyone disappeared, Miao Feiping turned to look at Zhao Yebai and pointed at him, “I told you not to be a servant on Azure Jade Peak, but you just wouldn’t listen. Do you feel comfortable being beaten up every few days?”
Zhao Yebai smiled foolishly.
“Take it,” Miao Feiping threw over a porcelain bottle, “Apply it on the bruise and it will help to liven up the blood circulation.”
“En.” Zhao Yebai didn’t stand on ceremony with him and took the bottle, opened it, and began applying it.
Miao Feiping sighed, “Back then, we were still young, and in order to make Little Sister Xiao Ya accept him as her master, you took the initiative to become a servant at Azure Jade Peak. After all these years, Xiao Ya has already reached the True Element Stage, and in the future, her path will only become wider, so how long can you guard her? In a few dozen years, Xiao Ya will still be Xiao Ya, and you will probably become an old man. Do you want Xiao Ya to face such an old man all day long and cry?”
Zhao Yebai remained silent.
Miao Feiping patted him on the shoulder and said, “It’s better to have a short-term pain. Think about it carefully.”
“En,” Zhao Yebai replied quietly.
“A few days ago, I went back to the Seven Stars Collection to see Aunt Lu and Granny,” Miao Feiping said.
Zhao Yebai raised his head and asked, “How are my mother and grandma?”
Miao Feiping smiled, “Very good, don’t worry, but it’s quite strange. Grandma is so old, but the more she lives, the younger she becomes. The wrinkles on her face have also lessened. Your mother hasn’t changed at all, she doesn’t seem to have changed at all. When I went to see them, I couldn’t believe it. It’s really strange, they haven’t even cultivated yet, so how can they still maintain their appearances?”
“What about Uncle Yang?” Zhao Yebai asked.
Miao Feiping said, “Your Uncle Yang left two years ago. Before he left, he told your mother to tell you to stay in Seven Star Square and to go home if you have any problems.”
“Did Uncle Yang left…” Zhao Yebai’s expression became gloomy. He had never had a father since he was a child, this Uncle Yang gave him the feeling of a father. Many times in the past, he had wished that he could be with his mother so he could call her father.
However, every time he said this, his mother would knock on his head.
According to the Grandma, Uncle Yang had several wives, so it wasn’t a good idea for him to always wander outside. Sooner or later, he would have to return.
“Uncle Yang said he would come to see you and Xiao Ya sooner or later,” Miao Feiping added.
Zhao Yebai smiled, “I understand.”
“Go back,” Miao Feiping waved his hand.
“Then I’ll take my leave,” Zhao Yebai said as he picked up the wooden bucket filled with water and walked away.
The corners of Miao Feiping’s eyes twitched as he secretly sighed. Although this boy had never cultivated before, his strength was truly great. How could an ordinary person carry two buckets of water and run faster than a rabbit?
TO BE CONTINUED...